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Apply for an INPhINIT Retaining doctoral scholarship.


30 fellowships for early-stage researchers of any nationality to pursue their PhD studies in any research domain in Spain or Portugal.


    • 30 PhD fellowships to pursue PhD studies in any research domain and any university or research center in Spain or Portugal.

    • All knowledge areas.

    • Maximum duration: 3 years.

    • Funding to cover labour costs, research costs and doctoral tuition fees.

    • Training programme in transversal skills.


    16 February 2023, at 2 pm Peninsular Spain
    Deadline for submitting applications.

    19 May 2023
    Communication of the shortlist results and arrangement of interviews.

    14, 15 and 16 June 2023
    Face-to-face interviews.

    29 June 2023
    Communication of the final results.


    • Research experience: Candidates must be in the first four years of their research career and must not have previously obtained a PhD degree or be in a position to apply for one.

    • Academic records: Applicants must hold a higher education degree that makes them eligible to enrol in a doctoral programme in Spain/Portugal when starting at their host institutions. The verification of the level of studies equivalent to those mentioned above will be carried out by the host university during the admission procedure.

    • Mobility: Candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain/Portugal for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the deadline for applications. In addition, candidates who are finally awarded a fellowship must carry out the PhD at a university that is different from where they took up their bachelor's studies.

    • Level of English: Candidates must accredit an advanced level of English (B2 or higher).


    • Access to the applications platform of ”la Caixa” Foundation fellowships programme.

    • Register to be notified when the next call for applications is open


    For any questions or queries please send an email to: [email protected].